7,000 lunches! GivingTuesday is December 1

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County is excited to participate in Giving Tuesday on December 1, 2020. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you’ll have the chance  to join people around the world and support the ECCC. Almost 23%, or almost 1 in 4, of the population in Franklin County is living below the Poverty Line according to the U. S. Census Bureau.  This Giving Tuesday, help us give the gift of bridging the gaps for the most needy seniors in our county. By joining the movement, you’re providing outreach, education and assistance to people over 55 years of age in Franklin County. Help us raise awareness by making a contribution on Giving Tuesday. You can donate by credit card at www.ecccfranklin.org and click on donate. 100% of your donation will directly go to helping seniors in Franklin County. ECCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You will receive a thank you letter for your donation and feel good knowing that you are giving to help make a difference locally. Here are some examples of what the impact of your donation will be:

$20 = Pay for 4 co-pays for Transportation rides to doctor appointments

$30 buys a bag of groceries for the week for a homebound senior

$40= Purchase a portable heater to keep a senior warm this winter

$50= Purchase a New Years Basket for home bound seniors filled with items not eligible for food stamps like laundry soap and dish soap

$75= Assist with purchasing medications or other medical supplies not covered by insurance or to help cover out-of-pocket expenses

$100= Provide assistance for the Daily Lunch Program at  Holy Family Senior Center

$200= Provide assistance through the ECCC Benefits Fund to help with small home maintenance or other needs to keep seniors safely in their homes. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.  Over the past 8 years, this idea has grown in to a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

ECCC is a 501(c)(3) community organization and our mission is to bridge the gaps in services to people over age 55 in Franklin County.  In the past 7 months, April though October, we have served over 7,000 lunches out of the Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola, Monday through Friday for drive by “to go” hot lunch.  In the 12 months of 2019, we served a total of 2,960 lunches out of Holy Family Senior Center.  Volunteers make over 100 calls per month to check in on seniors that are isolated in their homes.  We have assisted with outreach and education  to make sure that seniors in need  are informed about resources available to them.  We are planning ahead for the holidays  to make sure that seniors in need are able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We need your ideas and your help to make this happen.  Please call us at 850-370-0116 or email us at ecccfranklin.org to see how you can get involved.